Fans including the Library of Congress cheered and honored U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger, who turned 94 Friday.
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The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it received 259 nominations for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, eclipsing last year's 241 nominations.
One of the Nobel Prize medals awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA will be auctioned in New York City, Heritage Auctions in Texas says.
Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced.
A 71-year-old German professor from Berlin on Wednesday was announced as the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry in Sweden.
Sharon Stone's American manners caused problems when she arrived late Sunday at a banquet for Nobel Peace Prize winners in Oslo.
Nobel officials say U.S. Korean War veterans are not eligible for the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to United Nations peacekeepers.
Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid/Live 8 activist Sir Bob Geldof says he is "overwhelmed and proud" to have been chosen the 2005 Nobel Man of Peace.
The International Atomic Energy Agency and its director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, have been awarded the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.